Today's Sports

  • Jellico teams split league...

    There wasn’t a lot of drama in Jellico last week as the defending District 4-A champion Oakdale Lady Eagles and Jellico Blue Devils opened the District 4-A basketball schedule with victories.

    Oakdale’s girls took the floor first and Fred Snow’s cruised to an easy 59-31 victory while Mike Reynolds’ Blue Devils used a big second half to pick up a 68-48 victory over the Eagles.

    Girls’ Game

    The Lady Eagles never trailed and were never challenged in picking up the 28-point victory.

  • Campbell County teams sweep...

    Winless Clinton proved to be a good District 3-AAA tune-up Tuesday night for both of Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams. The Lady Cougars (1-0 district, 2-3 overall) notched their second consecutive victory with a 68-34 thumping of the Lady Dragons (0-1 district, 0-5 overall). Senior wing Kristin Chapman poured in a career high 21 points to lead Campbell County. Classmate Courtney Morris chipped in 11 points, followed by Niki Ward with nine, Maria Foust seven, Shayla Goins six, Courtney Miller five, Emily Byrge four, Hannah Owens three and Amber Young two.

  • Tri-City Tournament set

    The Tri-City Basketball League will host a tournament for age 5 through high school divisions from Dec. 16-18 at the LaFollette Recreation Center. The entry fee is $25 per team. 

    If any team from the LaFollette Recreation Center wants to play in the league, the director will try and work around the game times at the Rec. 

    Sign-ups will be Dec. 17 at Valley View from 1-4 p.m. 

    For more information about the tournament or league play, call 423-566-1400 or 423-912-5927.

  • Bears ambush CCHS at Sevierville

    After upending Farragut two nights earlier in the season opener, the Campbell County High School boys’ basketball team couldn’t pull off another upset Thursday at Sevier County.

    The Cougars fell 54-44 to the Smoky Bears, who were minus five players still involved in the state football playoffs and another two that were out with injuries. And three of those players were starters.

  • Chadwell leads Crusaders to...

    In his third season as head football coach at North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C., Caryville native Jamey Chadwell led the Crusaders into the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time in school history.

    Last weekend, the South Atlantic Conference champions trumped that by blasting Albany (Ga.) State, 63-14, for their first ever playoff victory.

  • Gaylor is moving up motocross...

    Sixteen-year-old Clay Gaylor has made the most of his short time as an All-Terrain Vehicle racer.

    Less than two years after giving up golf, baseball and basketball for racing, the Campbell County High School junior is winner of a Thor Mega Series Amateur B Class Championship.

    Gaylor took 1st place in the points series, which included races in Tennessee, Virginia, Alabama and Georgia. He won all his races, except one in which he finished second.

    Gaylor is five years younger than most of his competitors.

  • Lady Owls’ jayvee tops Jacksboro

    The LaFollette Middle School girls’ junior varsity basketball team defeated rival Jacksboro, 30-21, last week.

    Kasi Phillips led the Lady Owls with 11 points, followed by Julia Powell with eight, Bailey Rutherford four; Jayla Nelson, Bella Luna and Meredith Rippy two each; and Carlie Baldwin one. Jacksboro was led by McKenzie Charles with six points, followed by Stacy Morton with five, Megan Muggridge four; and Trinity Hood, Caitlin Davis and Autumn Meadows two each.

  • Malicoat signs with MTSU

    Jellico High School senior Cody Malicoat became the school’s first NCAA Division I basketball signee last Wednesday when he signed a national letter-of-intent to play for Middle Tennessee State University.

    Coaches, administrators, family and members of the Blue Devils’ basketball team gathered in the Jellico library to watch Malicoat put his name on the dotted line.

    “It feels great to sign with MTSU,” Malicoat said.

  • Hoops rivals clash in final...

    Preseason scrimmages normally don’t draw a big crowd.

    However, Thursday night’s high school boys’ basketball scrimmage between Class AAA Campbell County and Class A Jellico teams had fans scrambling for seats.

    With MTSU signee Cody Malicoat scoring eight points in the first half, the host Blue Devils took a 20-19 advantage at intermission.

    After halftime, though, the Cougars found a way to shut down Malicoat, who was held scoreless during the final two quarters.

  • Cougars are banking on Litton

    Campbell County High School senior forward Nick Litton has come a long way over the past two basketball seasons.

    As a sophomore, Litton averaged 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while playing third fiddle to the Cougars’ towers of power — Sean Chapman and Cody Malicoat.

    However, after Chapman graduated and Malicoat transferred to Jellico, Litton became the go-to guy for Campbell County. Almost overnight, his scoring average jumped from single to double digits (17.9 ppg).